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Cost of health care-associated infections in the United States.

Forrester JD, Maggio PM, Tennakoon L. Cost of health care-associated infections in the United States. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(2):e477-e479. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000845

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March 23, 2022
Forrester JD, Maggio PM, Tennakoon L. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(2):e477-e479.

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) result in poorer patient outcomes and increased costs. The 2016 national data set of five common HAIs (surgical site infections, catheter- and line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associate urinary tract infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and Clostridioides difficile) was analyzed to create an estimated national cost. Clostridioides difficile was the most frequently reported; Clostridioides difficile and surgical site infections accounted for 79% of costs.

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Forrester JD, Maggio PM, Tennakoon L. Cost of health care-associated infections in the United States. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(2):e477-e479. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000845